It was an excellent weekend at the adidas Gauntlet for Nassir Little. The versatile forward showed off his ability to play inside and out, and in general showed an improved skill set. With that the group of coaches watching him continued to expand as the weekend went along.
"I think things have gone well," said Little of his improvement. "I’ve improved my ball handling and shooting, and just my perimeter skills in general. I think as a team we are doing well, and individually I am just trying to get better."
When it comes to his recruitment a long list of schools are already making him a priority with more starting to enter the mix.
About the Bearcats, Little said, "They think I can come in and be a huge contributor for them as a freshman. They tell me that I am a main priority for them, and that I can be one of the key players for them in this class."
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are also making Little a major priority, and have made it clear they are going to recruit him very hard.
"They told me I am a priority and that I can come in and play on the wing and fit in with their style," noted Little. "They use a lot of wings who can shoot and are versatile, so they think I’ll fit right in."
Rick Pitino and Louisville have made a habit of recruiting in the state of Florida, and the Cardinals play a familiar style that Little feels suits his game.
"Louisville loves to get in transition and press which is how I am used to playing," said Little. "It is a style that fits me well, and Rick Pitino is a great coach."
Also St. John's was a fixture at Little's games this weekend in Fort Worth, and the chance to learn from Chris Mullin has the Red Storm right in the mix with Little.
"I like St. John’s a lot," noted Little. "It is just the environment of New York, and outside of basketball that is great. Also Chris Mullin says I could be a great player, and to have a chance to learn from an NBA legend would be a great thing."
For now Little says he is in no hurry to make a college choice. He is focused for the moment on improving and his AAU season, but he keeps researching to find the best fit for him.